Surprised at the interest, now the pressure is really on (especially with Huff watching) ;)
For me the first order of business is to get the bed hardware ordered so that I will have it in time, and start reading instructions for the dimensions so that I can start planning the build around it.
Not having experience with any certain brand, I decided to use this company that I found online.
I’m going with the Supreme Steel System with the 25 year warranty and rated at 1700 lbs. I’m also upgrading to the extended leg option so that my client can go up to a 12" deep mattress instead of the standard 10" mattress.
I could have got the DIY system and saved a few bucks by making my own bed frame, but in reality it would have costed me more. I would have had to build the bed frame, stain and finish it, figure where everything needs to mount to it. The time and material alone would be worth the extra cost of going with the package. With the package I will have a nice powder coated frame that everything will just bolt together. (I hope)
One reason I went with this company is that they have videos showing every step of how their product goes together, I felt, since this is my first time, it would be valuable help making sure I get it right the first time. I don’t have time to do it twice.
Next step for me to do will be to start putting hard measurements to my drawing but I am still going to have to wait for the contractor to get some framing done for exacts.
In the meantime I will be searching for my best pricing and availability on materials. I have to make sure I can get the materials I need in case I have to order anything not in stock.
This is the time that for every dollar you save on something is an extra dollar you make. I call it making money at the desk.
I’m pretty busy for the next few days, but I will try to post progress as I can.
Tomorrow I’m meeting a client to go over a bid I submitted for a 1000 bottle wine room and Bar. The client wants to add a few more things, that’s always a good sign…wish me luck,
I have a motto…Your deposit is important!
Thanks for following along!